2014 Changemaker: Erica Gerrity and Isis Rising

Building a coalition to pass legislation to support pregnant women and new mothers in Minnesota prisons and jails

  • 12/02/2015

2014 Changemaker: Women’s Economic Security Act

The law expands unpaid leave for parents and provides other support to improve economic security for women

  • 12/02/2014

What a doula can do

For expectant mothers behind bars, Isis Rising offers much-needed support. “I absolutely believe that every single woman, regardless of her place in life or the choices she made, has the right to have a healthy, positive birth experience for herself and for her baby.”

  • 02/02/2014

Mission of hope

Would you give a 2-month-old baby any alcohol? … The baby gets the same alcohol the mother gets because they have the same bloodstream.”

  • 11/02/2013

Labor of love

“I’m obsessed with continuing to learn. … What if I’m out in public and somebody asks me a question? I don’t want to look dumb.”

  • 05/25/2011

Birds & Bees

What are Minnesota’s public schools teaching about sex? The answer may surprise you.

  • 07/02/2007

Secret mothers

Pregnant and unwed pre-Roe v. Wade, many were forced to hide their pregnancies and surrender their babies

  • 07/02/2007

Fertility stress

All too many couples struggle to conceive

  • 05/02/2007